Ancestor statue, AZANDE tribe, D.R. Congo, 1970-80
The ZANDE (AZANDE) migrates in the 18th century from Soudan to the northern part of the Democratic Republic Congo, and settled at the banks of the river Uele. They also live in the Central-African Republic. Zande-Azande sculptures represent ancestors or animal figures with simplified characteristics and largely abstract heads. This is a pretty statue. The basis is made of wood. The body is clothed with clay and resin, and decorated with minuscule beads. Through ears of the abstract head are two metal rings. The statue is mounted on a stand, from which you can easily lift it if you would want to. With slight traces of use and aging, the statue is in good condition.
Height: 29 cm (31 cm stand included)
Weight: 622 grams
Origin: D.R. Congo
Provenance: Obtained from a Flemish private collection